@ThunderChicken Ooh! That sounds good. I didn’t know there was such a thing. I usually buy my egg nog and plenty of good bourbon/scotch separately. I’ll have to check out my local spirits purveyor.
I used to buy Evan Williams back when I couldn’t afford name whiskey such as Wild Turkey or Cutty Sark. Thought the EW was decent for its price.
In the cookbook,the author quotes Mark Twain, I’ll paraphrase… Too much of anything is bad. Too much whiskey is just right. Enjoy.
Replacing some of the rum with Burboun, wiskey, brandy or peach brandy is a good thing.
WOW… that’s a lot less involved than the recipe in MY (1970’s) copy of Joy of Cooking. I’m at work now, but will try to remember to post a pic/copy of the recipe when I get home (It’s easy to see that it is a ‘favorite’ as indicated by the copious spots/stains on the page!)
Our routine was champagne/mimosas/bellinis. It was the first thing we ‘opened’ each Christmas while the kids did a ‘treasure hunt’ thru the house looking for a present by following written clues (the first clue was tucked into their stocking.)
@ThunderChicken Nah. A whole bunch of families who were friends always got together after Midnight Mass and went to each others houses to celebrate. Dad never got upset until the year (15? 16?) he realized I was almost old enough to date and I liked drinking. That ended it for me. I think it was the possibilities of how easy I would be if someone offered me a drink. He didn’t like it when his girls started dating. Turns out I didn’t actually date until the year before I graduated college.
@tweezak Me too! I used to work at a grocery store 20 years ago and would always “find” broken cartons of vanilla eggnog. So I did whatever any self-respecting grocery store worker did and drank the eggnog so it wouldn’t get the garbage bins all messy.
eggnog, but it’s kind of like candy corn to me in that one serving is enough for the year. (but i like eggnog better than candy corn.) also, just the kind from the carton, please. nothing homemade or with alcohol.
Oberweis egg nog for commercially available.
Aldi’s bottled white wine egg nog for low alcohol
Evan Williams nog was good but its been years since I found it in a store so not certain.
Bailey’s Chocolate Cherry Irish Creme is awesome on chocolate custard from Culvers
The Aldi Gluhwein and mulled apple or cherry Christkindl wines are also very tasty.